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Rockabilly Hair for the Holidays

The dressy trend in updos is the Female Rockabilly Hairstyle. This hairstyle is inspired by the fashion style of the 1950’s called Rockabilly.  Music artists in the 1950’s made this style popular and female actors and artist like Lucille Ball, Doris Day, Elizabeth Taylor and others trended the hairstyle.
There is a fabulous article on BellaSugar on how to acheive perfect Rockabilly Hair. And there description is right on queue: "Rockabilly hair can best be described as a modern take on the bun—but it has more height, added texture, and just a little bit of edginess, since the look doesn't require every single hair to be in place."

The look can easily be created at home by following these five simple steps:
Use a little bit of Phytovolume Actif Maximizing Volume Spray while blow-drying hair to give it shape and height. Next, Isolate a section of hair at the top and spritz it with a firm hold hairspray. Then, wrap hair around four hot rollers and let it set for fifteen min…

The Artwork of El Gato Gomez

I love presenting the gifts of all our customers.  Check out The Art of El Gato Gomez; Retro Inspired Artist.  He is an artist and designer with a passion for mid-century modernist design principles. He says, " I have adored that awesome retro style since I was just a little kid and the obsession has just ballooned over the years."  It's Christmas, if you are looking to find a great original piece of artwork for someone, and you want to help an aspiring artist, check out his work.   His work is  on Ebay: The Art of El Gato Gomez; Retro Inspired Artist and his personal site: El Gato Gomez where  he offers original works for sale.  (I love the cats : )  )

Gorgeous Marilyn One Piece Swimsuit ... Retro and Sexy

This full coverage 1-PC will make you look slim, trim, sexy and oh so Pin-Up! The twisted halter top supports your curves in all the right places while the body style is very slimming. Perfect for all body types and extra sexy on full figures ... and under $70.00.

At Get Go Retro!

Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign ... Tin Signs

Looking for an inexpensive way to decorate ... think Tin Signs.

If you have cable ... you have seen or at least clicked past all of the home decorating shows on T.V.  It's amazing how a little paint, a little imagination and a little money can change a whole room.

Looking for an inexpensive way to decorate your place retro or with a touch of nostalgia ... again,  think "Tin Signs." 

Tin signs are colorful, nostalgic, sometimes funny; and inepensive.  Plus you can pick a slew of  venues or a theme you want.  They are perfect for defining a certain space or setting the tone in your home or office. No matter how large or small or "what" space you want to decorate; there is a tin sign to match it. For example: Tin signs can be used to create a coffee lovers spot in a corner of your home.  Have a garage ... try pinup girls.  Gun collector or hunter ... there's a sign for that too.  If you need inspiration ... go to your nearest "Cracker Barrel" restau…

Zooey Deschanel in Retro Inspired Swimwear

Zooey Deschanel in Swimwear Zooey Deschanel photographed by Ellen von Unwerth

Sparkle During the Holidays With a Great Cocktail Dress

Just a few of the new cocktail dresses added to the site.  Looking for a stunning dress?  These fabulous "sparkle" dresses are great for the holidays or any special occasion.  All are resonably priced way under

$100.00   Available at

Will it go 'round in circles? Circle Skirts - Oh so 50's!

Circle Skirts.  Never out of style.  Versatile.

Very 50's Circle Skirt. You'll swing on the dance floor or even swish across the office floor.Swing! Full circle skirt with waist band, side zip and button fastener. Cotton Circle Skirt - great for a costume, theme restaurants and parties. It has a real 50's look. It's machine washable for easy care.   Available at Get Go Retro!

Want it fuller? Add a Petticoat.

Paul New Tribute Collection Released ... Oh what a tribute!

Hard to believe, it's been a year since Paul Newman passed away. The " Paul Newman: The Tribute Collection" (A  DVD collection with 13 of his films) was released today.  Surprisingly, the set, wasn't planned to coincide with the anniversary of  Newman's death from cancer at the age of 83 on Sept. 26. 

According to an article in the Baltimore Sun; Mary Daily, executive vice president of  marketing for Fox Home Entertainment. said, "We had planned a special collection centered around  'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' because of its 40th anniversary this year; we were working on that before Paul Newman sadly passed. Instead of just centering it around 'Butch,' we thought, 'Why don't we make this a tribute collection?' "

All of the films in the collection have been released previously. But the set contains a 136-page soft-bound book filled with never-before-seen images of Newman on the sets of these films, quotes from the act…

50's Style Hats and Scraves With an Edge!

Yankee Doodle went to town riding on a pony ... saw some feathers in a hat and ran home to tell the wife!  We have some great hats, scarves and turbans for the gal who wants some rockin' head cover!  All are what we call "50's Style With an Edge!"  Made by true milliners!  All are unique, stylish and will not only look fashionable but will keep your noggin warm too!  Available at Get Go Retro!

Let's Get Wiggy and Jiggy for Halloween

Looking for a great costume but don't have a clue where to start?  Are you a belly dancer, a tacky hussy, a cross dresser, a wig collector  or  a person with free time,  or even perhaps a costume collector?  Check out these really inexpensive wigs and accessories! Found at Great Eastern Trading Company in Cambridge, a decades-old vintage store with a newly expanded costume inventory. The owner, Marlene Clauss stocks items that are special rather than spooky, such as Venetian masks, '20s flapper dresses, and Johnny Depp-worthy pirate gear. Women really go for the store's selection of giant wings (from $10), says Clauss. They help make any costume take off.

Great Eastern Trading Company  49 River Street, Cambridge, 617-3545279

Source:   Tina Sutton /Boston Globe

Coffins, Bats and Mummy's "OH MY!" ... Cool Halloween Pencil Skirts!

This is just one of many in stock ... going to a party but want to get "dressed up" not masquerading "dressed up"  We have just the ticket ... some really cute skirts by Dressed to Kill.  Here is the Coffin Skirt ... Pretty and  has a "dead on" cute graphic!

The coffin skirt is made from electric blue stretch cotton sateen fabric, and features original coffin/spider web artwork at bottom corner. Skirt includes a 3 inch waistband for a vintage silhouette, invisible back zipper, and 6 inch bottom center slit.   Available at Get Go Retro!

Put the Blame on Mame Boys ...

What a fabulous woman, fabulous look and fabulous dress!

P.S. I bet she is wearing shapewear : )

Do You Believe in Magic?

Jones Soda Magic The Gathering Limited Edition (12 Pack)- $ 18.99
Experience Jones Soda like no other with these limited Magic the Gathering Jones Soda Bottles. Based off the amazing artwork of the new Plane's Walker cards, each 12-pk comes with 2 bottles of Elixir of Purity (Cream Soda), Necromancer's Tonic (Root Beer), Beast Brew (Green Apple), and 3 bottles of Illusion Infusion (Blue Bubblegum), and Purifying Fire (Fruit Punch). Add these to your collection now before they vanish!!!

Ruby Rex Models Our Fabulous Suspender Skirt ... or Not!

Cutie Patootie Ruby Rex modeling our popular Suspender skirt.  It looks way better on her than the mannequin display on our page (we have to change that (LOL)   This is a sexy high waist pencil skirt, attachable suspenders, one slit on the back center, back center zip.  Wear it with or without the suspenders and it's under $40.00.   PS -- Comes in black or red.   Available at Get Go Retro.

What a Cool Flower Girl Gift! Wedding Paper Dolls

The Pink Wedding Paper Dolls

During the post-war 50s, a woman's wardrobe was filled with stylish aprons, frocks and furs, hats, gloves, and handbags, slacks, suits, and sweaters, and everything in between--a prescribed outfit for every activity! Revisit the opulent styles from the decade reflected in this fabulous Pink Wedding collection, with 3 to 4 figures, over 30 outfits and dozens of accessories. "

We Women Never Change ...

I love this picture from LIFE Magazine.  I have no idea what year it is, but look at the women's faces looking at the fashion savvy woman ... We never change : )

Peta Pledger Dresses Have Arrived!

Drawing inspiration from vintage patterns, Australian 50s housewives, pin-up glamour, rock n’roll and tattoo culture, Melbourne designer and dressmaker Peta Pledger creates one-off and small run garments and accessories.

Using quality fabrics, Peta’s specialty is made-to-measure figure-flattering garments, which she designs to be equally suitable for rockabilly gigs, weddings or garden parties.  Here's a sample ....

Nautical inspired cotton dress is half lined with cotton. It has an invisible zip in the centre back. With two vintage anchor buttons on the front.    Get Go

Be Cheeky Why Don't You??

Looking for a little bedroomo glamour?  Be Cheeky is a specialist online shop for a great choice of sexy and seductive Lingerie, Swimwear, Accessories, Mens Underwear and Men's Swimwear. They stock lingerie from top quality specialist designers and manufacturers from around the world – most of their  items can't be found on the high street and many lines are exclusive to Be Cheeky.   Here are two on my wish list!

"Petal Applique Daisy Soft Bra by Damaris, Exclusive to BeCheeky"
Petal Applique Daisy Soft Bra by Damaris "Nicole Luxury Padded Plunge Bra by Fauve"
"Nicole Luxury Padded Plunge Bra by Fauve"

Mad Men's First Episode in Haussner's Baltimore Restaurant Hon!

Thumbs up .... Mad Men's first episode takes place in the famed Haussner's Restaurant in Baltimore Hon! I was lucky enough to go there before it shut down (years ago.) Definitely not a place to eat light ... the food was German, heavy on the gravy and mashed potatoes and fantastic. Filled with antiques it was old world charm and as much a museum as it was a restaurant. Check out the auctioneer's listing of items that were sold when it closed! And, I can't believe in everything I have read, no one has mentioned the humongous ball of string!!!! You had to check the ball of string before you left ....It went up for auction and fetched $8,250.00 When Baltimore's famed Haussner's Restaurant closed its doors, Opfer Auctioneers held a sale of the restaurant's memorabilia, including the massive ball made up of the string that bound rental napkins. Compiled by the employees for generations, the bundle stood four feet tall and weighed 825 pounds.
If you are a fan you…

Le Cabinet de Curiosite's de Mademoiselle M. Blog

We are so pleased to be featured in the Le Cabinet de Curiosit├ęs de Mademoiselle M. blog. Thank you Mademoiselle! She has a wonderful blog that is worth checking out! Everything from cosmetics, to tea cups, history, and vintage photos. It's a beautiful blog in both words and pictures! Be sure to visit!

Licensed Bettie Page Apparel at Get Go Retro

Just added today .... some great looking bowling shirts that are Bettie Page Licensed apparel. They are both snazzy and comfortable and you can get them personalzied! And we have plus sizes in these shirts.
This shirt for insance has a fully embroidered sexy silhouette of Bettie Page, queen of the pin-ups, this shirt is sure to raise eyebrows.
Swingmaster Style Bowling Shirt
Box-cut oversize action fit
Heavier weight rayon/poly blend material
Black body shirt with red front panel & white piping
Embroidered Bettie Page logo in Red thread
Available in sizes SM thru 3X (Under $40.00)

The bowling shirts look great with jeans, shorts or even capris! (Under 30.00) Both available at Get Go Retro!

Pink Parking Spots for Fashionistas in High Heels

Actually ... this works for me!

Pink parking spots have been designated in Seoul South Korea for fashionistas wearing stiletto shoes. They will be treated the same as people who are handicapped. The pink parking spaces are closer to shopping and business places so women in high heels don't have to walk as far. 4,929 pink parking spaces have been marked by a group known as "Women Friendly Seoul Project."

Source: Examiner

Pretty Kitty Swing Dress for the Rockabilly Kitten!

Awesome Rockabilly Swing Dress with a purrrrfectly charming kitty (applique) sitting demurely at the left side of skirt in the same fabric (cotton) as the bust panel. Kitty is wearing a Pink Satin ribbon collar. A ric-rac leash loops up and around into the waist seam. Fabric is a beautiful soft Black Rayon/Poly blend medium-light weight. Fluid fabric ... wish I could demonstrate the twirl on this baby - just gorgeous! Concealed extra strong lapped zipper at back with a hook closure at waist and top. This beauty is also available in Natural- Leopard color (see the ever so lovely Pin Up Miss Bernie Dexter modeling this unique dress!) Comes in Black and Pink or Black and Neutral Tan at Get Go Retro.

Unique Retro Swimsuit that Changes Color When Wet

Looking for a classic retro swimsuit? Looking for something no one else has? Check out our "Bettie's Got a Secret" Swimsuit. Classic 1 Piece with sweetheart neckline. White shell with zebra lining. When suit is wet, zebra lining is visible which reveals Bettie's Secret ... her wild side! And, under $100.00! Available at Get Go Retro!